Where can I get a non-hdcp enabled monitor or TV?

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I need a non-hdcp enabled monitor or tv.  Everything that I can find IS hdcp enabled.  Does anyone know of a brand/line of monitors/tvs which don't support hdcp (and where this is documented?). Something new in stores is ideal but something that I need to get off of ebay is okay too, given that they exist.

Question by:lkltech
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    I would be very surprised if there were any non-HDCP enabled devices still being made due to the fact that it is a requirement for any HDCP approved mfgr to ensure that thier devices will not interact with non HDCP enabled devices...

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    yeah, i agree, it's impossible to find one.  i guess I still need to document this somehow.  my options are pretty much.  

    1) Find a non-dhcp monitor (to test a software app with)

    2) Find documentation that shows that non-hdcp aren't made, and haven't been made for x years which means they make up y% of monitors (which is miniscule/immaterial).

    hmm... thanks for your note.
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    Well, here is the website for HDCP:

    It details how the protocol works and if you can follow it, basically shows that a non hdcp compliant device should not be interacted with by an hdcp compliant device.  

    That being held as true, I guess you can infer that mfgr's have not been making non-hdcp devices since HDCP went into mainstream usage (early to mid 2000's?), otherwise they would be making devices that wouldn't work with anything and nobody would buy them.

    I know I'm not giving you any real "help", and I don't care about the points or anything, but maybe that website will help you find what you're looking for...  Good luck...

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